Protesters have been ‘economical with truth’

An anti-fracking protester has lost an appeal against  her conviction for a public order offence following a protest at Cuadrilla’s fracking site.
Traffic in the town centre due to roadworks on the Promenade and Talbot Road

Gone off the rails over tramline works?

Traffic disruption and declines in footfall for businesses caused by ongoing works and road closures have seen your comments pour in.
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Hospice hit for six over funding offer

A charity workers were bowled over when a cricketer nominated the hospice as his chosen charity.
Wyre Councils street cleaning chargehand Bill Ramshaw  with some of the palm oil collected from our beaches

Is end in sight over ‘rancid’ oil scare across the Fylde coast?

“Highly-rancid” palm oil continues to wash up across the Fylde coast, though in smaller amounts, officials said.
How long is your journey each day?

Commuting time on the rise in the North West

Commuters from the North West now face an average 56-minute daily journey – the equivalent of 26 working days a year, according to TUC analysis released to mark Work Wise UK’s Commute Smart Week.
Top right: Blackpool Norths number 2 signal box, dating from 1896, is demolished Pic: @TheGNRP Bottom right: Platforms are demolished at Blackpool North Left: Workers remove tracks

Blackpool to Preston railway line work will be ‘worth pain’ says rail chief

Platforms have been demolished and tracks removed in the first week of work to upgrade the Blackpool to Preston railway line.

Lidl joins fellow budget supermarket Aldi in jumping on the Black Friday tradition

Lidl to take part in Black Friday for the first time

Lidl has announced that it will take part in Black Friday for the first time this year.

Lakeview Rest Homes staff at The Moorings. St Annes

Care home firm is world class

A Fylde care home group has received one of the most prestigious awards in the field of residential care provision – the Global Award.

North West businesses showing signs of growth is at its lowest for over five years

Slowdown in signs of growth

The number of North West businesses showing signs of growth is at its lowest for over five years, while the number showing signs of distress has reached a three-year high, according to new research by insolvency and restructuring trade body R3.
The new Audi design centre

Behind the scenes at Audi's new design centre

One of a lucky few invited inside, Jack Healy reveals what lies behind the glimmering glass windows

The union said it was seeking a "suitable and equal" pay offer

Staff on Virgin's West Coast line vote to strike in pay dispute

Rail workers on Virgin Trains' West Coast route have voted by nine to one to go on strike in a dispute over pay.
Overall, men get a bigger buzz from secret spending

Men will spend £12,663 in their lives on purchases their partner knows nothing about

The average male will spend £12,663 over the course of his lifetime, on purchases his partner knows absolutely nothing about, according to new research.

Millions are facing a fuel poverty crisis this year

Three in ten Brits are too scared to put their heating on due to crippling costs

More than three in ten Brits say they are simply too scared to put their heating on through fear about CRIPPLING fuel bills, according to a new study.

Which is your favourite?

The search begins for our Italian Restaurant of the Year

We are on the hunt for the best Italian Restaurant of 2017.

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Dan Cato

Fleetwood’s Dan in award win

A Fleetwood man has won a top construction industry honour.

Nixon Williams in Blackpool is setting up a tax centre of excellence

Jobs adding up at Blackpool accountants

The Tax Centre of Excellence will service more than 30,000 clients nationwide across the Optionis Group’s portfolio of businesses.

The 12 anti-fracking defendants outside court

Group planned protest the day before lock-on

One of a dozen people facing trial over a lock-on protest outside the Preston New Road fracking site has described the planning that went into the act.

Ashton Memorial

Lancashire recommends... interesting buildings

You don't need to go far to marvel at Lancashire's architecture.

Here's Henry: still blowing strong

10 million Henrys and counting..

Over the last 40 years, Numatic International has made more than 10 million Henrys and most of them are still in service.

Union members voted by 84% in favour of strikes

Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Driving examiners are to stage a 48-hour strike from December 4, the day a new driving test is launched, in a dispute over working conditions.

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